git-http-fetch — Download from a remote Git repository via HTTP


git http-fetch [-c] [-t] [-a] [-d] [-v] [-w filename] [--recover] [--stdin] <commit> <url>


Downloads a remote Git repository via HTTP.

This command always gets all objects. Historically, there were three options -a, -c and -t for choosing which objects to download. They are now silently ignored.



Either the hash or the filename under [URL]/refs/ to pull.

-a, -c, -t

These options are ignored for historical reasons.


Report what is downloaded.

-w <filename>

Writes the commit-id into the filename under $GIT_DIR/refs/<filename> on the local end after the transfer is complete.


Instead of a commit id on the command line (which is not expected in this case), git http-fetch expects lines on stdin in the format


Verify that everything reachable from target is fetched. Used after an earlier fetch is interrupted.


Part of the git(1) suite

Referenced By


11/04/2019 Git 2.24.0 Git Manual